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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Ptarmigan Fire still active despite rain

Ptarmigan Fire Sept 29 2021

Firefighters last night reported active fire throughout the night despite wetting rains, although the fire did not significantly grow.

Sept. 29, 2021 10:00 a.m.

Media Contact: David Boyd, Forest Service Public Affairs Officer, 970 319-4895

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Firefighters last night reported active fire throughout the night despite wetting rains, although the fire did not significantly grow.

Operations today will focus on continued structure protection activities and creating fireline where it is safe and effective to do so. This area of the forest contains many standing dead trees, which create a significant hazard for crews working on the ground. Aircraft will assist with fire operations as weather allows.

The Ptarmigan Fire is currently estimated to be 85-100 acres with no containment. The cause is under investigation.

Moderate showers are expected by the afternoon with a mix of rain and snow. 

The latest information on evacuations are available by signing up for Summit County Emergency Alerts (https://summitcountyco.gov/1149/Summit-County-Alert) and at https://www.facebook.com/SummitSheriffCO. A Red Cross Emergency Shelter is in place at the Summit Middle School.

As air operations resume today, fire managers are reminding the public that use of drones or unmanned aircraft is strictly prohibited. All firefighting aircraft will stop flying if a drone is spotted, greatly impacting the firefighting effort.

There will be a public briefing today at Silverthorne Town Hall, 601 Center Circle, at 11 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. The meeting will be livestreamed on the Summit County Government’s Facebook page.

Current information is available on Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7857/, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WhiteRiverNF, and from the Ptarmigan Fire Hotline at 970 668-9700.

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El Incendio de Ptarmigan sigue activo a pesar de la lluvia

29 de septiembre del 2021 10:00 a.m.

Contacto con los medios: David Boyd, Oficial de Asuntos Públicos del Servicio Forestal, 970-319-4895

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. - Los bomberos informaron anoche de un incendio activo durante toda la noche a pesar de las lluvias húmedas, aunque el incendio no creció significativamente.

Las operaciones de hoy se centrarán en las actividades continuas de protección de la estructura y en la creación de cortafuegos donde sea seguro y eficaz hacerlo. Esta área del bosque contiene muchos árboles muertos en pie, que crean un peligro significativo para las cuadrillas que trabajan en tierra. Las aeronaves ayudarán con las operaciones de incendio según lo permita el clima.

Actualmente, se estima que el incendio de Ptarmigan tiene entre 85 y 100 acres sin contención. La causa está bajo investigación.

Se esperan lluvias moderadas por la tarde con una mezcla de lluvia y nieve. 

La información más reciente sobre evacuaciones está disponible registrándose en las alertas de emergencia del Condado de Summit (https://summitcountyco.gov/1149/Summit-County-Alert) y en https://www.facebook.com/SummitSheriffCO. Hay un refugio de emergencia de la Cruz Roja en la escuela secundaria de Summit.

A medida que las operaciones aéreas se reanuden hoy, los jefes de bomberos le recuerdan al público que el uso de drones o aviones no tripulados están estrictamente prohibidos. Todos los aviones que combaten los incendios dejarán de volar si se detecta un dron, lo que tendrá un gran impacto en el esfuerzo para combatir los incendios.

Habrá una sesión informativa pública hoy en Silverthorne Town Hall, 601 Center Circle, a las 11 am y nuevamente a las 6 pm La reunión se transmitirá en vivo en la página de Facebook del Gobierno del Condado de Summit.

La información actual está disponible en Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7857/, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WhiteRiverNF, y en la línea directa de incendios de Ptarmigan al 970-668-9700.

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